May 22, 2013

Research Firm Gravity Strategic Communications Celebrates Two Years, Announces New Hires

Gravity Strategic Communications logoGravity Strategic Communications, which is run by Ted Newton and serves political and corporate clients with strategic communications needs, with a focus on opposition research, announced new staff and new office space just two years after its founding.  Gravity performed the vice presidential vetting for the Romney-Ryan campaign last year.

Christopher Oman has been promoted to Research Analyst.  An Iowa native, Oman first joined Gravity in 2011 and spent much of 2012 working with Gravity on Gov. Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign, including participating in the Vice-Presidential vetting process and working with the communications department on research and rapid response.  Oman has previously worked at Cornerstone Government Affairs, DCI Group, the Republican Governor’s Association’s political department, and in the office of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Oman is a graduate of The George Washington University.

Daniel Mintz joins the firm as Research Associate.  A New Jersey native, previously worked as a Research Analyst at Berkowitz Public Affairs.  He also served as Director of New Media on the Scott Sipprelle for Congress campaign, in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Press and Communications office, and for Jamestown Associates, U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ.  Mintz is currently pursuing a degree at The George Washington University.

As part of its growth, Gravity also recently moved in to new office space at 1232 M Street NW.  (PF tipster)

June 02, 2011

Research Vet Newton Leaves DCI Group, Hangs a Shingle

Ted Newton First reported in Politico’sPlaybook”, Ted Newton, an experience Republican research and communications veteran, today launched his own consulting firm, Gravity Strategic Communications.

Newton created the research department and served as Managing Director at DCI Group and has served at both the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).  In the 2008 cycle, Newton served as Research Director and Deputy Communications Director for the Mitt Romney for President campaign.

Newton says his firm will offer clients in-depth strategic guidance through research, policy analysis and messaging.

Newton is a 1999 graduate of Cornell University.  (Politico’s “Playbook”)

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